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The Behavior of the Laboratory RatA Handbook with Tests$
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Ian Q. Whishaw and Bryan Kolb

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162851

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.001.0001

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Cognitive Processes

Cognitive Processes

Chapter:
(p.422) 40 Cognitive Processes
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The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat
Author(s):

Robert J. Sutherland

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0040

This chapter seeks to provide a kind of thinking about behavioral processes in rats that is characteristic of a cognitive approach and to provide some examples of experimental paradigms that have been used with some success to probe the nature of the rat's representations of its environment and its own actions. The examples are drawn mainly from recent work on attentional and memory processes, two of the traditional subject matters in cognitive science.

Keywords:   laboratory rats, cognition, behavioral processes, cognitive process, attention, memory

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